Adamant Blackfly Festival

16th Annual
Adamant Blackfly Festival

1313 Haggett Road at the Adamant Co-op
Saturday, June 1, 2019
More fun than thought humanly possible!
Questions?? Call the Co-op at 223-5760


Pre-madness meanderings, with local naturalist Richard Czaplinski and friends. Walk along the shores of Sodom Pond, examining habitat for flora and fauna.

The Crones Quartet. The Crones have been singing together for one or two or twenty years, depending on who you are talking about. They are Cecile and Charlotte and Beth from Montpelier, Merry from Northfield, Cybbie from Worcester, and Liz from Greater Adamant.

Rick Winston and Franklin Heyburn. Rick Winston has been playing New England and Celtic music since the early 1970s. He was a member of the Jack's Hill Contra Band, and is the accordion player for the Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band. Franklin Heyburn is an accomplished fiddler in New England and Quebecois styles.

Blackfly Pie Contest. Come watch as solo cooks and families submit black-and-blood themed confections to hungry judges, who award entries for Taste, Blackfly Homage, and Artistry. Slices of the winning pies will be sold after the event.

Come join Tom MacKenzie and Patti Casey for this musical hour. Surprise musical guests will be sitting in.

There will be a marching band, local tractors, and fabulous floats. Past parades have been described as the Macy’s Day Parade of the Insect World! Costumes are welcome — create your own, or model one of ours.

Blackfly Writers’ Slam with Geof Hewitt. Bring an original piece of writing that you can present in 3 minutes or less. It does not have to be "poetry," and you can read from the page or recite by heart. Judges, chosen at random from the audience, will score each piece with bragging rights. This slam is hosted by VT's reigning slam champion, Geof Hewitt.

 

Rick Winston and Franklin Heyburn. Rick Winston has been playing New England and Celtic music since the early 1970s. He was a member of the Jack's Hill Contra Band, and is the accordion player for the Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band. Franklin Heyburn is an accomplished fiddler in New England and Quebecois styles.

Blackflies all die.